New York Teenager Petitions to Move Super Bowl to Saturday
Some have suggested making the Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday. How many Americans generally call out sick that day anyway? Well, one young person from the state of New York has a different idea; move the Super Bowl back a whole day. Super Bowl Saturday?
The NY Post reports that 16 year-old Frankie Ruggeri feels having the Super Bowl on a Sunday isn't practical for the fans, or even the NFL. In fact, the Monroe County teen feels so strongly about it he started an online petition at Change.org. As of this writing, over 26,000 people have signed. He certainly has some followers.
His proposed change would take place for Super Bowl 55, February 7, 2021 in Tampa. Frankie told CNN:
Why not have a kid say, ‘How about the Super Bowl be on a Saturday?
I'd like for the Super Bowl to be on Saturdays, because schools are not open the next day. No school the next morning, no work. Might as well make it Saturday.
Frankie's father backs his son, telling CNN that he has a lot of passion in his heart.
Commissioner Goodell, are you listening? A 2019 study says that over 17 million Americans planned on calling out from work the next day. Sounds like a plan. Of course, there is the whole thing with the Sports Broadcasting Act. This 1961 law helped set the National Football League broadcasting schedule for Sundays. The NFL has also claimed for many years that viewing is much stronger on Sundays.
But hey, it's worth a shot?